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Trees Hit by Beetles May Fuel Town's Buildings

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Walden High School teacher Phil Anderson holds wood chips that he's about to feed into a woody biomass generator, behind him. The generator powers the building it's housed in, and a greenhouse next door. Kirk Siegler hide caption

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Walden High School teacher Phil Anderson

Walden High School teacher Phil Anderson holds wood chips that he's about to feed into a woody biomass generator, behind him. The generator powers the building it's housed in, and a greenhouse next door.

Kirk Siegler

Ravenous bark beetles have left forests in the West full of ruined trees.

Now, as Kirk Siegler of Aspen Public Radio reports, Walden, Colo., plans to build a generator that would use the beetle-riddled wood to power several buildings owned by the small town.

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